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ah, ah, police in washington dc reopen. roads are for bomb scare, sort 3 government buildings evacuated in europe. gas prices fall off to blotting of food and tells russia any other on gas brought to wrap it up. supplies also coming up this our freedom or a possible 175 year prison sentence. during massage his fate rests in the hands of the u. k. i court has an appeal hearing on a us sec, solution request underway and and the you orders, poland took off up a 1000000 euros every single day until it abandons a controversial reform to his school system. has prompted warsaw who accused brussels on blackmail.
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ah oh blood from moscow, thanks for joining us on our to international tonight to wherever you are. welcome through the program. now where we start with gas prices in europe for which is in the grip roll of an energy crisis, gas price is half started, full at the market reacted off the router you put in, sold the chief all russian gas shot and gas from to rush it up gas volumes in european storage facilities. so she and push the double got my ask you that once you have finished pumping gas into underground storage facilities in russia to start work on increasing the volume of gas in your underground storage facilities in europe, in austria and germany for more or less, i'm disgust i'm joined rather than a studio boy correspondence with franco for the latest update. ilia, thanks for thing. cross the story here. what exactly did the question president to
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say the causes, plunging gas prices? well, this is how the markets work be almost immediately reacted to the russian president decision to make gas problem. the russian energy giant increased the volumes of natural gas and it's european underground storage facilities. after such facilities are filled in russia, the prices for european natural gas futures went down by 3 percent. and the russian energy joined expects its storage facilities in russia to be filled by november the 8th. so right in less than 10 weeks, the volumes of natural gas in the european storage facilities will start growing. and this is indeed a true relief for european consumers ahead of the winter season. but perhaps more importantly, following an incredible surge and gas prices. in the last several weeks now,
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during the meeting with the rushes senior government officials, lot of our pokemon once again weighed in on the roots of the energy crisis in europe. i notice, as though the situation on the european gas market remains unstable, the reasons are a decline in domestic gas production in europe and a reduction in liquefied natural gas. primarily from the united states. they removed a significant amount from the european market by the way, gas from replenished it and even delivered more than the americans withdrew. at the same time, the demand for gas has also grown due to a drop in energy production from renewable sources. and the closure of conventional generation facilities. obviously this is why the imbalance has arisen, seniors with a lot of consumers in europe, bringing a sovereignly for following this at this news. what else we hearing from the european side on these latest updates. when you're saying relief,
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we do have to remember how many times we heard critical voices in europe who were blaming russia for using it's natural gas exports as a geopolitical tool. and i can tell you that currently new investigations, new probes into alleged or, well, the things that are happening there because of what gas form has been up to. in particular, the european commissions competition department is gathering evidence to see if for the gas suppliers, they're not naming gas from in particular. but of course, they mean gas from are manipulating the market during the energy crisis. and only recently, poland called on the european commission to open an investigation into whether gas from broke any rules and failing to make extra gas volumes available on sport
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market. so this is what the situations like the russian side keeps saying that we're ready to help. in fact, are, this is being proved by action because there you have a lot them are. putin, gives us instruction to gas problem. and again, like you're saying, this is a relief, but this blame game continues and some of the players, some of the key players in the industry doesn't look like their attacks on russia and on gas from are going to end any time soon. i'm talking about p r, of course. yeah, sure, sure. and could that thanks for that update on that. the european, the gas prices looking like it is coming hopefully to an end on update, sir, all of his choice in washington dc. we spoke about earlier where 3 government buildings were evacuated over a bomb scare. police now rotting up their probe and have we open roads and because
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to the area, you know, for the latest on this, let's course live to all these tele moping. katie planks the thing, cross the story from new york. what's the latest we have? well, from what we understand independence avenue has been opened up and the bomb scare is now over the conclusion of the investigation was that there is it appears not to have been a serious bomb threat. the buildings are being reopened, but it was a very serious situation. we understand the u. s. department of health and human services received a very serious bomb threat. the roads were then closed. we had the botanical gardens, the o'neill, federal office building, and the general service administration building all of that in the downtown dc area near the white house and near capitol hill. all of those buildings were evacuated, it was taken very seriously, but it, as it appears, police on the scene, federal security agencies and others have determined it is not any longer
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a serious situation. the investigation has concluded and things are back to normal . it seems, or at least getting close to somewhat back to normal in washington dc. data looking that way as things stand kellum open with that update. thanks kind of and prisons we can exxon into a son's, finds himself back in court today as a 2 day hearing, extradition hearing gets on the way in the u. k. high court is considering an appeal by the us of a general rule into a block that was so low as extradition is wanted by washington to face 17 charges of espionage and one of conspiracy. to hack a government computer convicted, he could face a prison sentence of 175 years. mm. i. well the hearing has wrapped up for today. the 2nd day of the proceeding is coming
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tomorrow. that has been marked by mass radi outside the court building when school is a project in the morning. the student is free and expressing strong concern over them with the blow is held letter today, ortiz said it was the fall. the report from outside the court with john richard met us through for the stream of the hearing. also reporting from vienna. today we had the 1st day of the appeal hearing, the high court, and so the united states, what they've been trying to do today in court is very much what they did last year, which is try and destroy the medical test. so many of the key medical expert professor compliment, who's a renowned euro psychiatrist the world over and they're trying to chip away his credibility because he did not disclose the identity of sanchez partner. and so the morrison that they had had 2 children, which of course is a very reasonable thing to have done. even the judge agreed with this. given the fact that the, as we, as we've just seen, was at least considering kidnapping or killing him inside the ecuadorian embassy.
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so, you know, out of concern for the family safety. this is a minor detail that professor compliment had left out, but it doesn't take anything away from his medical testimony about us on just well being. nevertheless, the prosecution is making us a very, a big point of contention. they're trying to attack his integrity, his honesty as an expert witness to the court. they're saying he abdicated his duty to the truth and that his, his testimony does not give an accurate representation of a san jose health. and then of course, they're trying to attack the diagnosis. the united states prosecution are saying that a song does not have a heightened suicide risk, that he is able to control an impulse to commit suicide and that he's perfectly fit to be extradited. which of course, you know, it's very, very much cherry picking, which is what they've been doing. they've been going through the testimony that we heard at the old bailey last year and cherry picking pieces out to make it look like a song just fit. but this is categorically untrue, and they've been trying to contest the to so that depression diagnosis and as well
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as the asperger's the just diagnosis is important because in combination with depression, it gives a heightened suicide risk. but even without asperger's, assange would still be at risk of suicide if extradited to the united states. so, you know, they're, they're misleading the court in many ways about this. and they're essentially putting julian a sound just mental health on trial. and it, you know, for us, for journalists who are watching the court, we're sitting as we can see. the drilling song is not well, you know, any one of us if we'd be, if we have been persecuted like that for 10 years, we would also be unwell. so there is a real risk of, of suicide here for united states, extradite him, which they're trying to downplay in court. so read about today, washington that tend to over time, that decision not to expedite this on to the united states, but actually many people here in central london have been defending jude in this on standing in solidarity within the some 10 hours throughout the day. here today, but also we've had from some key players within the campaign as well, who say that they will not stop campaigning until june. the song is free.
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oh, we don't with willingness to fall love to visit the u. s. has abused the laws. the agreements with this country, it's abusing the extradition agreements with this country in order to have this hearing today, this has to come to an end. julian has to be freed from selling martin a very emotional and teary response from her today. she actually said she was taken aback by just how then he was including today in the court room and she said, if he is extradited to the united states, who simply will not survive. and it's time to mount to killing him too. of course
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why he has enjoyed, over the last near decade now has been absolutely grueling. we only have to look back this time in london, ecuadorian embassy, where he was there for nearly 2 and a half 1000 days, which are quite for around 7 years when he was seeking a political asylum, he was then dramatically hold out by british police back in april of 20 and 19 and flung into bell marsh prison, which is of course, the united kingdom's most notorious prison. for many people outside the courtroom say that unit sergeant actually being made an example of this is all about setting a precedent. so the other journalists don't follow suit, and some people, i would argue like those in the heads of state or in certain organizations, potentially like the cia, they've described unit, sorry, just the terrorists. but these people, these quotes us is outside of the courtroom today. they hail him as a hero, a
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brief with committed a very serious, a bank to break. you get a to paul with now with now with waited january should not be expedited. the fact that the united states can reach their long term a is not even an american who has never worked in the united states charged or tried to charge him with basically, they say, well, you know what a you, it's called, we trusted anything they claim they talk about the fees extradited conditions,
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what pre severe, but if he's expedited, they will kill it effectively. so this absolute legal labrenz june massage continues to protest. this standing shoulder to shoulder would shoot in a song to have done so. for the last decade today, we had some really powerful words again from selim morris. and she says that his rights are our rights and if he loses it, we all lose. and that really touches the crux of this poor cases far. 7 beyond the story of one man is far beyond the story of june. the sons, as for many, is about the fundamental tenants and principles of the rights to express herself the rights to publish and the rights to gain access to journalism. we heard from margaret baber, so g p, unless trivia, she says sonjee is at risk of indefinite imprisonment. something that will only worsen his health, only been in belmont between half he is. he's
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a non bottom person in a really tough environment. if the verdict against him, what's already happened and damage is going to just continue and get worse. i mean, he has suffered really, neil's meltzer, the united nation special report on torture, said that he had been psychologically tortured. he has nearly, ah, suffered. and if it goes against him, the sort of ongoing, indefinite imprisonment will continue. and really, i was a great deal about his health outcomes. whether he would suicidally american friends, hard to believe that they can, could be even worse. and bill mash, and i think it's a really major threat to julian's mental health and his survival in some ways, this prolonged imprisonment like imprisonment of political prisoners globally in all countries. i'm often used just steadily around the health and, and, and damage from poland is trying blackmail. after the e,
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he ordered its member states to pay a 1000000 years a day in philip's crops. a long wrangled over huge reform, like in july, the court of justice ruled at poland. supreme court must abolish. it is a very chamber of judges organ, put the independence of the country judicially at risk. pohden simply ignored the rolling. one of the reasons the court says it had to get tough. the vice president recalls that a member state cannot played provisions, practices or situations prevailing in its domestic legal order to justify failure to observe obligations arising under e you law that appears necessary to strengthen the effectiveness of the interim measures by providing for the imposition of a periodic penalty payment on poland in order to deter that member state from delaying bringing its conduct into line with that order. earlier this month, if you polish ration soured further when war source talk, court ruled polish laws had priority over europe's the file is from an ether,
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has worn, his country will defend its rights and will not be intimidated. what will happen if the european commission starts a 3rd world war by going to defend our rights with any weapons which are at our disposal. we got these on, it is free from formal u. k. labor party on p k tower and from pull nozzle, a former member of the european parliament. they're acting just like, i'm afraid you always act in a very overpowering bullying way. i mean, the amount of money is, is huge, but you know, it's the principal really that matters. and i imagine that that's what the police government would be interested in, and not necessarily the actual details, even if, if we find that very, very more my question of who actually wrong to their country. and we're finding this even in my own pocket, like a kingdom more than you trying to interfere and run on. and even though it's
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probably not, so this is, this is nothing new from you. i just hope that the polish government i don't actually take own isn't very, very significant issue of i who actually runs the country and who controls the laws . well, it seems. astronaut michael doesn't says, especially considering that the polar prime ministers argued the german coal, the spanish, the french, they will pass in the rulings regarding the primacy of the law. yet nothing seems to happen. so in the european union, it seems that as one rule for the central european countries like bowling, i don't know for the rich west of european countries. and i think it's wholly on. the whole polish dispute has split the p and union in many ways. well, there's a split that amongst the capitals, but also there's a split amongst the institutions. so whereas the european commission wants to sit down and have more conversations with poland regarding this issue. the european
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parliament wants to see poland punished right now. and therefore, the european parliament has threatened to, to suit your opinion commission unless acted before november the 2nd. so there's problems all round on this is got the, this is going to play out now for quite a long time. but it will be interesting to see how well so response social. the platforms are scrambling to prove they're much better behaved and facebook, the likes of tics on youtube in the snapshot of testifying at the us senate here on child safety on line sentences. want to establish whether new controls on facebook on necessary when it comes to content, moderation, and privacy. the networks rival of eager to avoid similar possible regulation. snapshot is difference. snapshot was built as an antidote to social media. tick tock is not a social network based on followers or social graph. it's not an app that people check to see what their friends are doing. you watch tick tock, you create on tick tock. it's crucial to put in place protections that allow them
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age appropriate access to information. we do this by investing in the partnerships technologies and policies that create safer environments that allow children to express their imagination and curiosity and in power families to create the right experiences for their children. facebook has been embroiled in one scandal after another lately. it's been keys that everything from harming children's mental health. laura's instagram platform to exacerbating divisions in us society was a blow from his house and gave evidence for the senate that the stormy of congress in january was partly due to the networks policies. she will secure facebook of spreading misinformation, hate and violence on top of that, mark sick and again his wife for being food, harassment, and discrimination. his former staff allegedly were subjected to defamatory and hyper sexual. i remarks the 2 former employees also alleged non payment of wages,
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both suits named shot and marks bug as defendant. let's cross live to justin robot young host of the politics, politics, politics podcast. thanks for joining us. justin. good savvy with us today. and so tick tock, trying very hard to prove that all different to facebook, all the 1000000000 different well, they're different in that they do not have the exact same data organisation in social graph that they can leverage for ads. they're the exact same in that they use the demographics that you enter in when you 1st get on the app to target advertisement to you tick tock at a different phase in this process than a snapshot, and certainly a youtube. but eventually all roads lead to profitability for these companies. and the way that these companies become profitable are by putting relevant ads in front of you. that's what makes google money. that's what makes facebook money. facebook, unfortunately for them, does it exclusively on their platform,
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where google has really the internet wide that they can serve ads based on the information that you give them via your web browser. and if you have a google account, but for all these companies, yes, they do not have the same leverage that facebook does. but that used to be a bad thing in till now. so broadening facebook and has been embroiled, and so many controllers is lately. well, because there's a whistleblower is a leaking information to various sources throughout the media to the point where this seems like a fairly well coordinated effort to bring trouble to facebook's door, not to say that they don't deserve it. facebook has a lot that they have to answer for specifically in terms of how they have guided their guided their company that the companies that they have swallowed up and merged with. but that being said, the reason why this is out there is because of
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a fairly well coordinated attempt to make sure that a lot of issues, some new, some just new evidence based on things that we kind of already knew were put out into the light of day and given the surfacing of these issues and control this is do you think a facebook could face any further regulation on what form do you think or not might take? well, facebook has been begging to be regulated. in fact, if anybody follows american media, they have been among the biggest ad purchasers on a lot of the, the kind of institutions that people who follow american government read every day . and each and every one of them says, the last time that we regulated the internet, people were buying cds in tape said at sam goody, isn't it about time that we create new laws for the internet? they desperately would love to be regulated. it's more specifically they would desperately love to be regulated in a way where they a dominant player in the space right now would be an advantage. so they would love
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to have, let's say, the div safe harbor laws that we have here in america, where things can go up on facebook platform and they would then only have to remove them after they were alerted to it, as opposed to how we have things with like newspapers or television, where once it goes out the newspaper, television, a station or company would be responsible for it. they would love to have that repealed. but let say at the cost of having a gigantic legal department. the reason why they'd love to is because they can afford to have a gigantic legal department. so can google maybe snap chad? certainly tick tock, considering the money that they come from, and china, and a new platform. well, they would probably have a bit art or time, so they want to be regulated. the question is exactly what that regulation is given these scandals of surrounding facebook. how do you think the platform can, whether the storm or do you think you will fund seems like the one donald trump is
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gonna create a pop up and see a sort of demobilization of the market? well, the, the market isn't particularly monopolized. now the reason why facebook as the leverage that it has is not necessarily because it's a, in a dominant position. indeed, a lot of these lee documents very much portray a company that is desperate to try and find a foothold in a younger demographic. so we, we might be seeing a declining empire already when it comes to facebook, and that's partly why i think they want to re brand into other areas. so they're not just a social network where i think we're going to see of, you know, different versions of this will be through a lot of the players that you've said now. and also the fact that, you know, facebook was something that came on very, very hot became very, very big. but there's no guarantee that is going to be around here forever. everything changes facebook and google are dominant as
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a monetary situation for one reason. and one reason only, and that is their ability to give you a targeted advertisement. it's what's killed display ads in, in, in traditional media, magazines, newspapers, television, and, and even in cable markets ads are, are totally in the toilet. the reason why is because businesses believe that it is better to buy ads via google via facebook than anything else. and that's why they are in the position therein. until that fundamentally changes until there is a better way that businesses believe they can advertise to their customers, then they will remain a massive power player. yeah, indeed, the interesting times we live in, not just the robot young, thanks so much for your time here that i on ortega, it's having the program. they very much you case, home secretary is under pressure to explain the deal between amazon new k splice agencies among the leading voices slamming the deal is the labor party for one. it
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will security concerns address since top secret information is being held by us. private company, these reports are deeply concerning and re serious questions about the why to security safeguards in place when it comes to the potential risks of out sourcing critical elements of u. k. national security infrastructure to non u. k. base companies. well, amazon atlanta, the legal to contract with government communications headquarters as well as m i 5, i think for the use with cloud system, according to reports, the dealers for easiest splunk communications and making great use of artificial intelligence. in return for the tech, amazon gets a 1000000000 pounds over the next 10 years. and you can government see intelligence agencies and them isn't yet to comment on this contract. we did speak out to professor prem sick, who says it will be a struggle to hold. i was into account if something didn't go wrong. this relationship is essentially caruso,
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because the do have divergent interest. this would mean that the security services are not in control is a private for profit seeking organization. and it, and it will have a, basically all the intelligence material. and suppose the servers are down, suppose the servers are hacked, then what will the security services even be told that the amazon, the servers that have been hack? and though without really any explanation in parliament, there has been no discussion about it. we can see the government contract, we don't know the terms. we don't even know the full amount. we only have some belief reports of the press. there are widespread concerns of the government has so far not come forward has not promised any statement to parliament. no minister has actually made a statement and we are still awaiting. and i am pretty sure that fairly soon, the defense committees and both houses security committees and both buquet houses
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all around will be asking serious questions, especially as so father ministers are not really been forthcoming with any anything worthwhile re staying in the u. k. in new reports, as the governments failed with its energy test and phrase program unveiled as a covert contact tracing system. it's alleged the main object of curbing cope. it was not achieved a chest test and trace has been one of the most expensive health programs to live in. the pandemic haven't been allocated, and i watering 37000000000 pounds over 2 years. he has focused on delivering programs, but outcomes have been muddled, and a number of it's professed ames have been over stated or not achieved. and a chess test and trace is continued over alliance and consultants is likely to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds. for some trace was lawrence 2 years ago and called brittany coolant and 20 percent of the initial, his annual budget program. flagship pricing system is an app which uses if they
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come in to prolong into contact with someone infected with code. would it advisors but not legally? obliged them to self isolate for 10 days a partial missing there. some other functions you guys fill in says that as long as you're outweigh the disadvantages we heard from dr. john punch. this period freshman who believes the government hasn't learned from past mistakes and test and trace is no exception. i think they'll shovel the money at it and say everything is fine. the commons county committee is go to rome. the select committee is go to rome and they'll just carry on burying that in the sand, which is basically a kind of common characteristics that run through the government. thinking that if you throw money private companies, you're going to get something that's effective and they should have learned by now . since, you know.

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